FAQs

Launch date

We plan on opening registration on April 8th

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Tickets/pricing/day passes

$99/adult for the weekend (16+). $30/adult for a weekend camping pass. 

$25/youth - 8 to 15 years old

Kids under 8 are free

Day Passes Available!

Friday 8/5 - $40

Saturday 8/6 - $60

Sunday 8/7 - $25 

Friday & Saturday include access to evening concerts at Sugarloaf.

Youth 8-15 are $20 with a registered adult. 

Youth under 8 are free with a registered adult.

What's included with tickets?

Access to the festival expo/vendor area with daytime entertainment, demo bikes, group rides, skills clinics. 

Access to evening concerts on Friday & Saturday night.

Camping, Food & Beverage, Merchandise, etc are extra.

Locations

NEMBAfest 2022 will be held in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

The main expo area (vendors, demos, beer, food, etc) at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

Evening Concerts will be at the Sugarloaf base lodge area.

Camping will also be at the base. Ample condo/housing is also available nearby.

 
Capacity

With a new location, new team, and new logistics, NEMBAfest 2022 will have a capacity of 1500 Adult Registrations. Our goal is to provide a quality, inclusive, event to celebrate summer and all things MTB.

Parking

Ample parking at Sugarloaf Base Lodge area. You can ride from the camping / nearby lodging to the Outdoor Center in about 10 minutes on singletrack. There will also be shuttles provided from Sugarloaf to the Outdoor Center, as well as to the Airport Trailhead (bottom of Narrow Gauge Rail Trail). 

Parking at Outdoor Center is reserved for adaptive use riders and vendors. No participant parking at the outdoor center. 

 
Shuttles

Free shuttles will be provided by Sugarloaf between the base area, outdoor center, and airport trailheads.

Camping

Camping will be available in the Sugarloaf parking lots. There will be one lot for RV, van campers, trailers, and another lot for tents (no vehicles).

Additional parking will be available nearby. Camping is $30 per adult for the weekend.

 
Dogs

Sorry, as much as we love dogs, they are not allowed at the NEMBAfest expo or camping areas.

 
eMTBs

Class-1 eMTBs will be permitted at NEMBAfest 2022. Riders are expected to follow the same rules and policies as any other participant, with the addition of any eMTB specific access restrictions.

The Town of Carrabassett Valley has permitted Class-1 eMTBs on the trails south of Route 27. This is the side with the Outdoor Center (expo area) as well as access to Sugarloaf trails and camping area. eMTB riders are requested to follow and respect this access permission and not to cross Route 27. Given landowner and easement restrictions, there will be no eMTB access on the Narrow Gauge rail trail, as well as the trails leading to the Stratton Brook Hut. Please Ride With Gratitude and follow all posted signed. When in doubt, ask a NEMBAfest volunteer for more information.

Concerts

Concerts will be at The Beach at Sugarloaf's base lodge area on Friday and Saturday nights. NEMBAfest tickets holders will have access to these concerts. Concert-only tickets can be purchased through Sugarloaf.

 
Refunds / transfers

We can do refunds up to two weeks before the event. Non-transferrable. 

 
COVID - cancelation, refund?

Yes, we’ll refund in the event that Covid prevents NEMBAfest from occurring.


Volunteers

Interested in volunteering? Be sure to sign up for NEMBAfest and indicate you'd like to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Volunteers will receive special thank yous (such as meal vouchers, t-shirts, etc) but are expected to register for NEMBAfest. 

Women’s Summit

There will be women’s summit programming within NEMBAfest. Stay tuned for more information. 

Scholarships will be available for those who need financial assistance to attend NEMBAfest. 

Other Questions?

contact - nembafest@nemba.org